National Curriculum Coverage
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
We aim for our PSHE curriculum to be accessible to all and to maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. We want our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and gain confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Relationships Education is part of PSHE provision. This strand of PSHE teaches the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds - including how to treat each other with kindness, and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-rse-and-pshe
We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
How PSHE is delivered
We teach PSHE in dedicated lessons and by making links to PSHE, British Values and SMSC in assemblies.
Children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured in school assemblies.
Each year, three topics are covered (see PSHE Curriculum Map) in each year group.
The lesson content is adapted to the needs of each group and the school endeavours to make sensitive issues accessible to pupils in a safe and supportive environment.
There are always occasions where teachers may feel it necessary to teach PSHE as a result of an issue arisen in their own class.
We use established schemes of work to support our timetabled lessons. PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies), in which pupils learn to recognise, name, express and manage a range of emotions.
Drugs, alcohol and tobacco education and SRE is delivered from the Christopher Winter programme.
We believe that the purpose of PSHE education is to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on i.e., drug education, financial education, citizenship, personal safety, Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.